Review: Proud and in charge, Exzact returns with more unfaltering electro aimed at the purists in the room while still exploring avenues that will appeal to ears of a wider sonic disposition. Three tracks of broken futurism all equally accomplished and irresistible. 'Feeling' is perhaps the most upfront here, its arpeggiated introduction building atmosphere before beats drop that can only really be described as fresh, picking up tracking high-hats as things progress before introducing an echoed synth arrangement plucked straight from Bladrunner's deleted party scene. The BFX remix throws in four-to-the-floor sections, using these to build tension, breaks acting as explosive moments to unleash the true vibe. Kenethetic joins on the high pitched 'Above', while man of the moment- in this genre at least- Brice Kelly turns said track into a moody, evil work of genius.
Review: Larry McCormick has been doing his thing for a long time under different aliases and in multiple groups, but these days he's focusing on his own name and following a strong turn on Shipwrec last year he's emerged on US label Monotone with a mini LP stuffed to the gills with razor sharp electro. "Show The Way" is driving, dynamic and devilishly noirish, like all good electro should be. "One Step Ahead" is a lighter affair with bold lead lines that cut through any mix, while "Move Because I Said So" experiments with jagged rhythm variations for the adventurous DJ to get creative with. "Creator" is a shimmering melodic workout, while "Eyes On Me" sports melancholic overtones before "Magic City" rounds the record off on a harsher tone for the edgier dancefloor.